Study exercise science at BHSU in Spearfish, SD.

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program at BHSU prepares students for work in health and exercise related fields. Students work with professor who have outstanding expertise and experience.

Graduates of the program are prepared to enter a variety of fields related to exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and personal training. In addition, graduates are prepared for advanced study in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, chiropractic, nursing, and physician assistants. Many go into graduate programs to become highly specialized.

Why earn your Exercise Science degree at BHSU?

  • Prepare to play an integral role in the future health of our society
  • Study in the state-of-the-art Young Sports and Fitness Center at BHSU
  • Become involved in a variety of professional organizations that support the profession

Exercise Science Major Course Requirements

Required Core

  • EXS 101 The Exercise Science Major
  • EXS 130 Basic Medical Terminology
  • EXS 250 Human Anatomy & Physiology AND 250L Lab
  • EXS 280 Fitness Assessment AND 280L Lab
  • EXS 300 Intro to Research
  • EXS 350 Exercise Physiology AND 350L Lab
  • EXS 353 Kinesiology AND 353L Lab
  • EXS 354 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries AND 354L Lab
  • EXS 452 Motor Learning & Development Science 
  • EXS 454 Biomechanics AND 454L Lab
  • EXS 462 Exercise Leadership
  • EXS 482 Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning
  • EXS 489 Applied Human Performance
  • EXS 494 Internship
  • HLTH 251 First Aid & CPR
  • HLTH 370 Stress Management
  • HLTH 422 Nutrition
  • HLTH 425 Exercise Programming for Special Populations AND 425L Lab

Select 1 Specialization


Science

Take one class of the following:

  • MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics
  • PSYC 371 Statistics in Psychological Research

Take one group of the following:

  • BIOL 101 Biology Survey I & 101L Lab
  • BIOL 103 Biology Survey II & 103L Lab
  • BIOL 151 General Biology I & 151L Lab
  • BIOL 153 General Biology II & 153L Lab

Take one class of the following:

  • CHEM 106 Chemistry Survey & 106L Lab
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry I & 112L Lab

Management

  • BADM 334 Small Business Management
  • BADM 336 Entrepreneurial Studies I
  • BADM 370 Marketing
  • OE 376 Interpretive Media

Take one class of the following:

  • BADM 360 Organization & Management
  • BADM 438 Entrepreneurial Studies II

General Education Requirements

  • Gen Ed Mathematics 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed Social Science 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed Arts & Humanities 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed Natural Science AND Lab 6-8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 Composition I
  • ENGL 201 Composition II
  • SPCM 101 OR SPCM 215 OR SPCM 222 Speech

General Education Requirements are not Satisfied by Elective or Major courses.

Note: Updated Spring 2018

Notes: This program guide serves as a resource for you. For official program requirements, please check with the official catalog at http://catalog.bhsu.edu.